This closed league consists of 7 cross country races of 5-7 miles, October-March. Individuals score for their team if they are in the counting 8 (men) or 4 (ladies). If individuals attend 5 out of the first 6 races they can win the individual awards.
The team events have three components. The mens event needs 8 men to count, including 2 vets. The ladies event needs 4 ladies to count, including 1 vet. The overall team event needs 7 men (including 2 vets) and 3 ladies (including 1 vet). Vets are runners aged 40+, for both men and ladies.
Although the races can be competitive, they are fairly low-key events with a good friendly club atmosphere. The courses are usually proper cross country, so muddy and hilly. Results are usually finalised after the race in a nearby pub.
The dates for the 2016/17 league are as follows:
Please put these dates in your diary in ink (not pencil) – that’s if you have a paper version like us.
We had our best ever results last season, and hope to do even better this. But it all depends on you !!!
Details of the coming season Cross Country races will appear here and on the run list
Start times: Junior race; Between 10:20 and 10:30am, Senior Race 11:00am
Distances: Junior U/11; 1 mile, Junior O/11, 2 miles, Senior; 8-11K
Entry fees: Junior; £1, Senior £3
Club kit: Club vests or T shirt must be worn for all races
Footwear: Studded fell shoes or cross country spikes. Trail shoes/studded road shoes may fine depending upon conditions and the course